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BASIS Independent Mclean Led By Head of School, Sean Aiken

BASIS Independent Mclean Led By Head of School, Sean Aiken

Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean, Va. is blazing the trail for Tysons Corner’s first preK to 12th school. Raised by educators, Aiken’s passion for teaching and education came easily.  Most recently, he headed up two nationally ranked schools.  For more information, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

A native of Arizona, Aiken excelled in his science/math magnet program, ranked at the top in the state in academic competitions, was an avid athlete, an accomplished musician, and one of 20 Arizona students hand-picked and awarded a full merit scholarship. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and minor in English from the University of Arizona and earned a masters of education in teaching and teacher education from there as well.

Metropolitan School Of The Arts Honors First Graduating Class

Metropolitan School Of The Arts Honors First Graduating Class

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria Va. held its first high school graduation since its opening. Ten area students earned their high school diploma from the Metropolitan School of the Arts Academy, now located in the newly renovated, expanded Alexandria school and studios.  Students are heading to colleges around the United States, and earned $1.6 million dollars in academic college scholarships. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for more information.

VIRGINIA LIVING MAGAZINE NAMES CARMELLO’s BEST of VIRGINIA

VIRGINIA LIVING MAGAZINE NAMES CARMELLO’s BEST of VIRGINIA

Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va. was just named Best of Virginia for Italian cuisine in the recent issue of Virginia Living Magazine. Carmello’s is owned by long-time Historic Manassas resident, Alice Pires. Go to www.carmellos.com.

Their seasonal menus serve a wide variety of American cuisine with Portuguese and Mediterranean influence. Carmello’s sources local ingredients, and uses fresh herbs from their backyard garden.

“We’re passionate about our customers and our food, and we’re honored to be a part of the Best of Virginia,” said Alice Pires, owner of Carmello’s of Historic Manassas, Va.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to PRESENT ALICE in WONDERLAND, JUNE 25-26

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL of the ARTS to PRESENT ALICE in WONDERLAND, JUNE 25-26

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria Va. students will perform Alice in Wonderland, an original musical, on Sat., June 25 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sun., June 26 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria, Va. Tickets range from $20 to $23 per person. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org to purchase.

The show will feature almost 1,000 MSA students in dance, music, and theater and bring to life the incredible adventures of Alice in Wonderland.

Everyone age three or older must have a ticket and a seat (age two and younger are permitted to sit on parent’s lap at no charge, but must not use a seat without purchasing a corresponding ticket). The shows do sell out, so we recommend purchasing tickets early. Tickets are for assigned seats and include free parking in the nearby garage.

Metropolitan School of the Arts to Present Alice In Wonderland, June 25-26

Metropolitan School of the Arts to Present Alice In Wonderland, June 25-26

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria Va. students will perform Alice in Wonderland, an original musical, on Sat., June 25 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sun., June 26 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at 4915 E. Campus Dr., Alexandria, Va. Tickets range from $20 to $23 per person. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org to purchase.

The show will feature almost 1,000 MSA students in dance, music, and theater and bring to life the incredible adventures of Alice in Wonderland.

Everyone age three or older must have a ticket and a seat (age two and younger are permitted to sit on parent’s lap at no charge, but must not use a seat without purchasing a corresponding ticket). The shows do sell out, so we recommend purchasing tickets early. Tickets are for assigned seats and include free parking in the nearby garage.

CO-FOUNDER of BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN to SPEAK ABOUT FIRST SCHOOL in TYSONS CORNER, TUES., JUNE 14

CO-FOUNDER of BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN to  SPEAK ABOUT FIRST SCHOOL in TYSONS CORNER, TUES., JUNE 14

In preparation of the opening of BASIS Independent McLean, (which is Tysons Corner’s first prek-12th grade school), BASIS.ed’s co-founder Michael Block will speak at an information session on Tues., June 14 at the Westin Tysons hotel at 7 p.m., located at 7801 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church, Va. U.S. News & World Report’s Best High School Rankings report has listed three BASIS.ed schools in the nation’s top rankings – at second, third and sixth place and two BASIS.ed schools as top STEM Schools at fourth and sixth place. Now that private school model is coming to McLean, Va. To register, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

LEARNINGRx’s HOSTS 23rd ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER of COMMERCE STARS EVENT

LEARNINGRx’s HOSTS  23rd ANNUAL TYSONS REGIONAL CHAMBER of COMMERCE STARS EVENT

Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston, Va. hosted the 23rd Annual Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce Stars event with 42 students attending from 22 Fairfax County schools for their positive achievements and significant improvements. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

More than 150 attendees joined the event, including Dr. Steven Lockard, deputy superintendent of Fairfax County Schools. Each year, the Tysons Regional Chamber partners with area schools to celebrate and honor selected students who deserve recognition for positive potential or significant improvements. The Chamber Stars event celebrates the accomplishment of students who have persevered despite significant obstacles or personal struggles.